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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Farewell Chris...

As befitted his position in the jazz hierarchy, there was a good response from those of the jazz community able to attend the funeral of Jazz North East Secretary Chris Yates at Newcastle Crematorium.
"Take The A Train" ushered the assembled friends into a warmly conducted Humanist celebration of Chris' life.
Paul Bream spoke eloquently of Chris' long and dedicated service to jazz promotion in the north east and went on to read a selection of emotive emails from fans and musicians including one from American pianist Jessica Williams.
Stephen Yates, Chris' son, spoke lovingly of his relationship with his dad as did sister Kate.
That they belonged to a close and loving family shone through with every word and their consolation must be that their lives were enriched by Chris' influence.
Likewise Laura, dignified and gracious throughout, must have felt proud to hear so many accolades for her husband even though she'd known he had those qualities for years!
Miles' version of "There is no Greater Love" allowed time for reflection and Louis' "What a Wonderful World" played us out. Possibly a surprise choice but, today, it seemed just right and, unlike at more traditional funerals I for one left feeling uplifted.
Afterwards, at The Sage, more casual memories were exchanged between musicians and fans - many of whom hadn't seen each other for years.
There was much love in that room.
Farewell Chris.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance